Malaysia bauxite

Bauxite Ban in Pahang Extended Through Remainder of 2017

Bauxite Ban in Pahang Extended Through Remainder of 2017

Pahang will see no legal bauxite mining for the remainder of 2017, as the moratorium that was set to expire today now runs through December 31. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the announcement yesterday,...


Malaysian Bauxite Ban Extended Through March

The bauxite mining moratorium enacted by the Malaysian government fifteen days into this year has been extended yet again. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar announced yesterday that the ban, whose latest extension was to expire on the 31st, has been extended through the first three months of 2017. The reasoning for […]

Kuantan’s Ports Ready to Ship Bauxite After Ban Ends

According to an interview in domestic media, Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd (KPC) says that it is prepared to begin facilitating bauxite ore shipments in the event that the moratorium on bauxite mining is allowed to expire at the end of the month. “KPC has spent a lot of money on improving facilities to ensure […]

Bauxite Ban Has Cost Pahang Government Over US$4.2 MM

Royalties from the bauxite trade paid into the Pahang government’s coffers dropped by almost US$4.2 million as a result of the bauxite mining moratorium that was implemented fifteen days into the year. Pahang’s head of government Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob told local media that the royalties received by the Pahang government in the […]

Illegal Mining Continues in Pahang Ten Months After Ban Began

Although the Malaysian government enacted a ban on bauxite mining two weeks into the year, according to settlers in Felda Bukit Kuantan the moratorium has done little, if anything, to put the brakes on the abusive mining practices of irresponsible miners in the area. “At first, I thought the lorries are clearing the remaining stockpiles […]

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended to End of Year

Citing a significant amount of ore that has yet to be cleared from Kuantan’s port, the Malaysian government extended its moratorium on bauxite mining to the end of the year. Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told a press conference yesterday that, despite over three dozen approved […]